Boiled Shrimp
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Thursday, 23 June 2011 00:45
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Popular boiled shrimp recipe enjoyed throughout the South!

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 2 TBS salt
  • 12 whole black peppercorns
  • 5 whole bay leaves
  • 1 large lemon, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, quartered (leave skin on)
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 10 whole cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley, whole
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2 fresh cayenne peppers, cut in half (or you can use pickled)
  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp tails, unpeeled (21-25 count)

Instructions:

  1. In a large stock pot over high heat combine all ingredients except shrimp, and bring to a hard rolling boil for 5 minutes, then reduce to a low rolling boil
  2. Add the shrimp; once returned to boil, wait 3 minutes then turn off heat; allow shrimp to stand in liquid for 5 more minutes; drain shrimp and serve at once

Serves 4

 

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